News & Events
LogEC @ Investment Solutions for Ecosystem Services - Perspectives from Practitioners
Frankfurt / Main 23. February 2012
Ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources are essential to the sustainable development of our societies. The annual value of services provided by nature is beyond price. However, financial capital is often deployed against natural capital, destroying the long-term sustainability of our environment, and therefore the foundation of our economy.
The question is how to design and apply investments that can deliver social, environmental and economic performance, and how to demonstrate that financial performance can be fully aligned with environmental stewardship.
The conference "Investment Solutions for Ecosystem Services - Perspectives from Practitioners" will target investors (asset and portfolio managers, private equity, insurances, funds) and sustainability managers. It will discuss how market and financial mechanisms can be utilized to protect nature and use its endless resources wisely.
One of the key aspects of the conference is the Panel for “Risk Management & Strategy – A view from the Energy and Transport Sectors”. Energy and transportation are in the focus of carbon regulation. How do they assess and manage their carbon risk? And what role can ecosystem investments play in mitigating the climate impact and in the context of a broader environmental strategy.
Matthias Wohlfahrt, BearingPoint will present the LogEC – Logistics Emissions Calculator in his presentation “A detailed carbon footprint as a starting point for green actions – A business case from logistics”!
For more details and registration please visit the official Event-Website.
LogEC @ SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION EXPO 2012
THE 12TH SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL
GLOBAL MINISTERIAL ENVIRONMENT FORUM (GC/GMEF) OF THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP)
NAIROBI, KENYA, 20th-22nd February 2012
Ministers for the Environment and Energy, as well as senior officials from over 140 countries will meet in Nairobi, Kenya between the 20th and 22nd February 2012 for the Global Ministerial Environment Forum.
This important summit is convened annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the primary and most senior forum for Energy and Environment Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Cabinet Officials and other high-level opinion formers to discuss the latest issues relating to the global environment, particularly in relation to increased sustainability and climate change.
For the third time, UNEP are showcasing a 'Sustainable Innovation Expo' at the summit. The Sustainable Innovation Expo will exclusively showcase innovative technologies (either currently in use or in development stages) from 20 private sector organisations that can assist governments and their populations in progressing to more sustainable communities, infrastructures and economies. BearingPoint is one of the invited organisations and will present the LogEC – the Logistics Emissions Calculator! This unique Software product calculates logistics emissions on a detailed level (parcel/ transport) based on the upcoming CEN Standardization.
LogEC has been presented at the 5th Digital Dialogue “Smart and Connected: Internet of Things – Applications for Logistics, Transportation and e-Mobility”
Smart and Connected: Internet of Things - applications for logistics, transportation and e-mobility – was the theme of the fifth digital dialogue taking place on November 29th at the IBC-International Business Center, Unterpremstätten near Graz.
“Through the Internet of Things physical objects of the real world can be linked with the virtual world. The Internet of Things makes everything “smart and connected”, therefore things that we send, are getting identifiable” , explained Gerhard Greiner, Managing Director of Infonova GmbH and Moderator of the event.
Graz, December 2011: “Smart and Connected: Internet of Things” was the theme of the fifth digital dialogue, organized by the Styrian Business Development Agency SFG, Infonova, Digitalherz and Evolaris. “Objects in the living and working environment like vehicles communicate independently via integrated sensors and microprocessors with their environment. Modern information and communication technologies enable an even more efficient transportation of goods”, added Gerhard Greiner.
About the transport and traceability of goods on the Internet, talked Dr. Andreas Opelt, Infonova, in his presentation on “LogEC - calculation of CO2 emissions for logistics”. LogEC - Logistics Emissions Calculator illustrates transport streams in reality and captures the emissions from the transport, storage as well as the handling processes. “Sustainability reports are becoming increasingly important in logistics, the ecological footprint is gaining importance. With the product LogEC it is very easy to analyze individual stages of transportation, to compensate emissions directly and to configure reports individually”, so Opelt about the tool that is fully compliant to the upcoming standard CEN16258 and calculates emissions on shipment level. To enable customers a very cost-efficient and fast time-to-market, LogEC is also offered as Software as a Service (SaaS).
Thomas Bissels, Österreichische Post AG, explained how the postal service will benefit from the Internet of things. “With the changing customer demands innovative techniques are increasingly used to ensure the quality standards of our postal services“, said Bissels. The E-service offering for example allows customers to pay package stamps online and to post them at any post office. In addition, pilot projects are currently running, which enable customers to send packages regardless of opening times of postal offices; the sender can put the package in a post-box and the receiver can take the deposited packets in a receive-box via RFID chip. In the near future customers should be able to react and influence the course of their shipment.
How traffic safety and energy efficiency can be optimized explained Univ. Doz. Dr. Daniel Watzenig, Center of Excellence - the virtual vehicle Research GmbH, in his presentation on “the networking of vehicle and vehicle environment: Intelligent energy management and foresighted security measures”. “Interactions between vehicle and driver and vehicle and environment will on the one hand increase the safety of road users as well as energy efficiency. The goal through foresighted driving is to reduce CO2 emissions and to avoid accidents thus far that in 30 years one is astonished when reading about a traffic accident”, Watzenig is convinced.
Objective of the series of events is to encourage the dialogue between participants and speakers as well as the well-known experts on the podium like Helmut Zsifkovits, Montan University of Leoben, Ernst Kloboucnik, ÖAMTC and Dominic Neumann, UBIT, WKSTMK, who discussed and answered questions to the future developments of the Internet of Things.
LogEC @ “Digital Dialogue”
Smart and Connected: Internet of Things – Applications for Logistics, Transport and e-Mobility
The Internet of Things links the objects of the real world with the virtual world. Objects of our working
and living environment like vehicles are equipped with microprocessors and sensors and therefore can
communicate with their environment.
The use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) enables an even more efficient transport
of individual identifiable goods and ensures their traceability and allows to calculate their carbon footprint.
Join the Digital Dialogue and learn more about LogEC and how LogEC can support you on your way to sustainability!
For more information please take a look at the invitation below:
Invitation LogEC @ “Digital Dialogue” (pdf)
LogEC @ BearingPoint´s Roundtable Green Supply Chain Management
November 23rd 2011, Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf
Companies are facing an increased pressure to implement Green SCM measures driven by rising resource and energy costs. In addition environmental protection and ecological responsibility have increasingly become the focus of attention in public awareness. To secure their competitiveness and to be in the position to offer customers sustainable products, an increasing number of companies are focusing on environment-friendly logistics.
This is also confirmed by the results of this year´s BearingPoint Supply Chain Monitor. More than two thirds of approx. 500 surveyed companies in Europe rate sustainable measures in procurement, production and logistics as an economical factor of success. New laws and standards increase the need for logistics companies to act.
These and other aspects will be introduced and discussed at this year´s Roundtable „Green SCM“. Presentations will range from innovative City Logicists concepts to DIN-conform instruments like the Logistics Emissions Calculator (LogEC).
Get insights how your company can benefit from Green Logistics!
LogEC @ “Deutscher Logistik Kongress”
LogEC will be showcased at “Deutscher Logistik Kongress” at the BearingPoint booth # G1/02!
The “Deutscher Logistik Kongress” is taking place from October 19th – 21st, 2011 in the InterContinental and Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof.
Please come and visit us to learn more about LogEC and to discuss how LogEC can support you on your way to sustainability!
For more information please visit the official homepage
http://www.bvl.de/dlk/28-deutscher-logistik-kongress19.- 21. Oktober 2011